This course explores the impacts of the social construction of race in U.S. society. It focuses on the relationships between minority and dominant group populations, the causes of prejudice and discrimination, and investigates solutions to these social problems.
Recommended Prerequisites or Skills Competencies SOC 101
and placement into ENG 111
General Education Outcomes supported by this course
Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct
Other college designations supported by this course
Degree Req:Cultural Persp/Div, Infused: Writing Intensive
Course Learning Outcomes Knowledge:
- Relate course information to issues regarding the social construction of race and racial inequality in society.
- Develop fact-based analyses on racial and ethnic patterns.
- Apply concepts, theoretical perspectives, and research skills to problem-solving many types of racial and ethnic inequality issues.
- Analyze personal and social life as it relates to issues of race and ethnicity.
- Explore how forces like globalization, technological change, social change, and institutional problems related to issues of racial inequality.
- Conduct studies of racial and ethnic issues including social-scientific and ethnographic studies.
Caring - Civic Learning:
- Cultivate skills to enhance personal and social relationships.
- Develop empathy for a diversity of racialized social experiences in the United States.
Learning How to Learn:
- Investigate the relationship between social and civil engagement and individual experiences and action.
- Practice metacognition in their reflective journal writings.